Minimum entry requirements
- Minimum age: 18
- English level: A2: Elementary /
- Length of study: From 1 week
- Hours per week: 30
- Maximum class size: 12
- Typical student age: 18-55
Typical student mix:
27% European, 45% Far Eastern, 28% Middle Eastern
Dates and fees
- Course starts eachMon
Tuition fees: From 795.00 GBP
Tuition length options
- Our admin fee: 49 GBP
- Enrolment fee: 70.00 GBP
- Other expenses:
The aim of this programme is to give people who work in the energy sector complete immersion in English and English relevant to their sector and sphere of expertise.
The programme comprises the following elements:
- Placement Test
- Tuition (30 hrs per week)
- Social/Cultural programme
- Quality control
- Certification Course components
General English module
In the mornings students join the General English classes. Classes focus on improving general English competence. This will develop grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking, listening and pronunciation.
The classes are held at the school’s adult training centre in Exeter, England. Students have the opportunity to interact with students from other countries, offering opportunities for less formal language practice, as well as classroom based instruction.
Specialist language module
The module comprises a number of agreed elements covering a wide range of aspects of the energy industry. Course content can be negotiated depending on your company’s specific requirements.
Qualified experienced language teachers will deliver a comprehensive commercial programme. This industry specific component will include work on vocabulary and terminology applicable to the energy sector.
Need analysis will take place through the following methods:
To ensure that you get the best out of the programme we will sit down with your company to agree your specific needs, programme objectives and obligatory components.
A written test will be requested for each trainee, and a telephone interview will take place, if possible. On arrival trainees will be tested and interviewed again on their first day.
There is continuous analysis and monitoring of progress and this is carried out through weekly tutorials with the class teacher and meetings as required with the Director of Studies and/or the Principal.
For the morning classes, trainees will be placed in General English levels according to their test results. These levels will be reviewed on a weekly basis by the trainees’ tutors.
The school offers an exciting social programme with weekend excursions to places of interest including Bath, Stonehenge, Bristol, the coast and the beautiful National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor.
Activities during the week include international food evenings, bowling, cinema etc. The average cost of excursions is £30. There may be a charge for other activities.
Spend the weekend in London – You can be in London in just 2.5 hours. Leave Exeter on Friday afternoon and return Sunday evening. The school will help with travel and accommodation in London.
English for the Energy Sector - Timetable
|Note: 1. This is a sample tailor made programme. 2. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your specific needs.|
|08:00 to 09:00||Breakfast|
|Morning sessions: 09:30 to 13:00||Arrival and settling in||Language test and placement||Quiz - How well organised are you?Reading and vocabulary development and discussion||Use of modal verbs to express certainty and uncertainty and discussion of probabilities||Extended role play with practice of modal verbs for speculation||Travel writing - reading, comprehension and activation of past perfect and past continuous||Free time or optional activity|
|Video - listening and comprehension||Geography and location of travel destinations. Listening, comprehension, and group discussion||Self study and individual tutorials||'Wish you were here!' Postcard writing, vocabulary development, listening and speaking||Vocabulary and grammar review and test|
|Letter writing||Three different professions||Listening for gist and detail. Grammar development||Speaking and spelling - dictation||Descriptive writing|
|13:00 to 14:00||Lunch|
|Afternoon sessions: 14:00 to 17:15||Arrival and settling in||Using formal and informal technical expressions||Talk about oil / gas exploration and recovery. Discussion||Read about mud circulation systems||To read and listen for detailed information about filters and strainers||To talk about hazards using active and passive modal verbs||Free time or optional activity|
|Vocabulary and understanding - parts of an oil well||Vocabulary - words related to oil / gas recovery and exploration||Vocabulary - words related to mud circulation systems||Vocabulary - Words related to filters and strainers||Vocabulary - Words related to hazards and rules|
|19:00 to 20:00||Dinner|
|Evening activities: 20:15 to 22:30||Free time||Free time or agreed activity||Free time or agreed activity||Free time or agreed activity||Free time or agreed activity||Free time or agreed activity||Free time or optional agreed activity|
Morning classes - General English
The General English course will follow a course book with a comprehensive grammar and vocabulary syllabus and which incorporates systematic work on listening, speaking, reading and is suitable for people who wish to improve their English in everyday situations.
- Language is practised actively through personalisation and pair-work.
- Speaking and pronunciation include real life tasks, dialogues, discussions, asking and answering questions, talking about self and likes and dislikes and conversational skills for effective communication.
- Using appropriate formality in both face-to-face and on the telephone
- Listening to public announcements and dialogues, some note-taking exercises.
- A wide range of reading texts both short extracts and more extensive ones for general comprehension, including signs, brochures and magazine articles.
- A variety of writing texts including more controlled and freer exercises with some adaptation to the intended audience; short communicative messages, informal letters and stories focusing on structure, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation.
Afternoon classes for the energy industry.
These can follow the content on the timetable and / or can be tailored to your organisation's specific needs.Book a place or Ask a question